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Weekly News for Sunday, May 21, 2023

Making Jesus Famous  


I sense that God wants me to begin investing in making Jesus known in the following way(s):
(Please check the box beside the one or two things that God is impressing on your heart to do for
making Jesus known globally):

  1. I will join the next Kairos course to learn more about the situation of God’s mission in the world.
  2. I will set aside a regular time (daily, weekly) to pray for those who do not yet have access to Jesus by
    using the Unreached of the Day App 
  3. I would like to start or join a prayer group that meets regularly to pray for those who do not yet have
    access to Jesus.
  4. I will begin giving regularly (or increase my giving) to the Global Mission Fund through our church. 
  5. I want more info about becoming a part of the CMA Canada digital mentoring ministry in SE Asia.
  6. I want to get involved in reaching out to new Canadians here who come from the least reached areas
    of the globe. 
  7. I will begin to explore how I can go to one of these least reached peoples of the world to help bring
    them access to Jesus. 

NOTE:  Please contact Pastor Joel or myself (Dan Ibsen or phone 587-599-8255) if you want more information about any of these opportunities. 


Monday, May 22
Victoria Day Holiday - Office Closed

Tuesday, May 23
7:00 pm  Youth Study
7:00 pm Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 24
9:30 am   Keenagers Study
7:30 pm  Young Adults Study

Thursday, May 25 
3:00 pm  Prayer for Ukraine/Russia & Beyond
6:30 pm  DLST
7:00 pm  Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, May 26
5:30 pm Sr. High Grad Banquet
6:30 pm DLST
7:30 pm Jr. High Terminal Velocity 

Saturday, May 27
8:30 am DLST 

Sunday, May 28
8:15 am    Praise & Worship with Flags
9:15 am    Worship Service
11:15 am  Worship Service 


The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 9:15 am this Sunday.   For more information please visit our website or or watch for The Loop - our weekly e-newsletter. If you do not receive The Loop you can download it here from our website.  Click HERE to sign up to receive The Loop in your email weekly.

ARE YOU NEW TO SGAC? We want to help you get connected.  Fill out a connection card and stop by the Welcome Centre so we can meet you & give you a small gift to say thanks for joining us.  We hope SGAC will soon start to feel like home! 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING is available for nursery to Grade 6. Please visit the Check In Kiosk foyer to sign in your children.   

SPRING MINI GROWTH GROUPSRegistration is now open online and the catalogue is ready for viewing for 7+ adult growth groups that start the week of May 28 and run for 4 weeks. Pick up a catalogue at the Welcome Centre today with info about activity groups, men’s groups, women’s groups, couple’s groups & more. Contact Pastor Karen or Pastor Joel for more information.

DLST - May 25-27 join us for “Davidic Worship” with Dr. Paul Harhem. This is a study on the Tabernacle of David with emphasis on praise and worship. Learn how to employ and enjoy the privilege and principles of worship. Contact Pastor Coreen to register.

PRAISE & WORSHIP WITH FLAGS - Join us to worship and praise God using flags and dance. Each pre-service session will start with prayer and scriptural references and run from 8:15-8:45am in the Sanctuary. Mark your calendars for May 28, June 4, June 11, and June 25. 

VBS REGISTRATION is now open! VBS will run August 8 - 11 from 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Register on our website or at the Check In Kiosk today. A variety of volunteers are also needed. Let us know where you can help out!

PRAYER WITH A&J – May 30 at 7:00 pm there is an opportunity to join from the comfort of your home in a Zoom prayer meeting for Soli Island with A&J. If you are interested in participating in this, contact Pastor Joel for details. 

Friday, May 26 at 5:30 pm,
Sr. High – Grad Banquet. Registration is required & closes Monday, May 22. The Grad banquet is open to all Sr. Highs, SGAC 2023 grads & their families. Cost is $25 per person, grads are free.

Friday, May 26 at 7:30pm, Jr. High – Terminal Velocity

Grad Mystery Road Trip registration closes Monday, May 22 for all SGAC 2023 grads. We will leave from the church on Saturday, May 27 and return Sunday, May 28. Cost is $200. Click here to register today!
Youth Retreat – June 9 & 10 at SGAC. Early bird rate is $35 until May 27. Click here to register today!


Please pray for Ray & Cindy, our International Workers in Mexico.

- that the things God spoke to those at the   pastor's retreat would take root and continue to encourage and challenge all who participated.

- for the spiritual retreat Jenica and Cindy will be having with our intern, Thane, May 17 - 20 - that they would have a special time of hearing from God together. 

- for our gathering of the Mexican Alliance pastors May 23 - 26, that the business sessions would be productive and that there would be unity, encouragement and a lifting up of each other as we gather together. 

TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION on these & other events check out the following:

 Website -
 Facebook - @sprucegrovealliancechurch@sgacwomen@sgacyouth@sgackeenagersgroup, 
 Instagram -
 YouTube - @sprucegrovealliancechurch

Are you in “The Loop”?  Don’t miss out on Pastor Brent’s weekly e-newsletter which comes out every Wednesday afternoon.  If you have not subscribed to SGAC’s e-newsletter, you can do that at 
“SGAC Downloads” on our website where you can also read this week’s edition of The Loop.  

Giving Update

Weekly Giving -  May 8 - 14, 2023
General Fund Giving                       $         16,084
Weekly Budget Required               $         23,963
Borrowed funds to date                 $    1,650,000
Interest Rate                                                 7.20%

Monthly Update: April 2023
General Fund Giving                       $    138,443 
General Fund Giving (44wks)        $      26,157 
Future Development Fund             $    133,671 

Year to Date Update (Jul 1/22 to Apr. 30/23)
General Fund Revenue YTYD (44wks)     $  1,158,904 
General Fund Expenses (44wks)               $     979,790
Budget Required YTD                                 $  1,054,372
Budget Surplus                                            $      104,532 
Global Advance Giving                               $      136,903
Canadian Ministries Giving                        $        14,866
Future Development Fund Giving             $      556,171 

Please note the following options for giving: 

Whether it is a one-time gift or you would like to schedule a recurring donation, you can  give online to Spruce Grove Alliance Church.  This option allows you to give using a Visa debit card or the traditional Visa or MasterCard credit cards. 

Pick up a pre-authorized debit agreement form from our church office or download one here. You can fill it out and then with a voided cheque - you can either scan it and email it to the office, or drop it off during regular office hours. 

During office hours, you can drop by and use the INTERAC/DEBIT machine at the Welcome Centre, then fill out your donation envelope as normal including your name, address, giving number and insert your debit receipt so we can disburse funds as directed in the Box on the counter. 

Use E-Transfer to give at SGAC, using  Please include your offering envelope number and contact information.  In the notes section please indicate how you would like your donation designated, ie. General Fund, Canadian Ministries etc.. The money is deposited directly into the church account and does not require a security question.  (This method of giving is not to be used for registrations.) 

During office hours, you can stop by the church office and drop off your donation in a sealed envelope.  Mark it Finance / Confidential 

Mail your donation to:
Spruce Grove Alliance Church
Attn: Finance
250 Century Road
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1W6 

Thank you for your generosity in giving to SGAC.

Questions: Please contact the church office at 780 962 4700 or by email  You may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give 

Please pray for:

Our Christian Workers  - Camp Nakamun’s Leadership Team -SGAC’s local C&MA camp.

Our Pastoral Team Staff Member - Pastor of Children’s Ministries, Coreen Frey.  Pastor Coreen is married to Dave and they have three children.

Our Support Team Staff Member - Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children.

Our Elders Team Member - Paul Friesen. Paul is married to Kim and they have three children.

We want to pray with you.  If you have prayer or praise requests contact us at or fill out a Connection Card & place it in the offering plate.


 DID YOU MISS OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY service last week? Go to our website to catch videos from local dignitaries, an SGAC history video, commissioning of the CLC, worship through the ages & more. And stop by the Welcome Centre today to pick up a 50th   Anniversary booklet with history & information about SGAC.

THANK YOU  to everyone who so generously blessed us through the love offering a few weeks ago. We feel so loved and supported by our SGAC family. 
Lane and Tessa Seely

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